World Jewish Congress

World Jewish Congress

Representing Jewish Communities. In Over 100 Countries. Across 6 Continents.
Understanding the past is critical to building a better and safer future for all. Check out for the facts.
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The Root of Antisemitic Conspiracy Myths
For centuries the Jewish people have been the subject of antisemitic conspiracy myths.
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understanding antisemitism
Individuals often claim that their criticism of Israel has nothing to do with the people who live there, and that their accusations of Jewish global domination are supported by fact (hint: they aren’t).
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Jewish Leadership Bridge
In today’s world of polarization and increasing levels of antisemitism, it is crucial that the Jewish people come together to foster Jewish unity and face our common challenges together.
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The Global Fight against Antisemitism
Governments, civil society, and international organizations form a united front and adhere to a set of best practices, to effectively confront the age-old hatred of antisemitism.
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Understanding IHRA
With the virus of hate and misinformation spreading more than ever, the battle against antisemitism and Holocaust denial requires an international coalition.
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Jewish World Podcast
Dive into the dynamic world of international Jewry as we explore the core issues facing the Jewish people today.
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The World Jewish Congress at the UNHRC
The WJC advocates for the prioritization of Council’s role in combating antisemitism and calls for the Council to abolish its biased and disproportionate focus on Israel.
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The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
Learn about the IRGC's determination to target western democracies and totally disregard for international law
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Learn more about the start-up style incubator designed to give young Jewish leaders access to resources and mentorship to transform their idea into a sustainable reality.
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Lauder Fellowship
The Fellowship is an international network of top Jewish student leaders seeking to advocate on behalf of the global Jewish community.
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Diplomacy Summit
40 members of the Ronald S. Lauder Fellowship from 19 countries gathered for high-level meetings with the European Parliament, UNESCO, NATO, and the CRIF.
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Jews from Arab lands
Take a glimpse into the history and legacy of Jewish communities across the Middle East and North Africa.
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Jewish community efforts during Russia-Ukraine conflict
We are actively supporting our communities in the region to serve the flow of refugees and ensure that they have the proper resources.
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WJC WebTalks
Tune in to our WebTalks to hear the latest about the issues impacting the Jewish world.
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WJC President Ronald S. Lauder Applauds President Biden  For Directive To Curb Discrimination Based on Antisemitism

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder Applauds President Biden For Directive To Curb Discrimination Based on Antisemitism

"This directive, which comes as part of the president’s National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism, underscores the administration’s commitment and leadership in directing the vast federal government to coordinate and act to protect Jewish Americans and other populations," said WJC President Ronald S. Lauder.


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About WJC

The World Jewish Congress is the international organization that represents Jewish communities and organizations in 100 countries around the world. It advocates on their behalf towards governments, parliaments, international organizations and other faiths. The WJC represents the plurality of the Jewish people, and is politically non-partisan. The Talmudic phrase "Kol Yisrael Arevim Zeh beZeh" (All Jews are responsible for one another), encapsulates the raison d'être of the WJC. Since its foundation in 1936, in Geneva, Switzerland, the WJC has been at the forefront of fighting for the rights of Jews and Jewish communities around the world.

Ronald S. Lauder

President, World Jewish Congress

Ronald S. Lauder has served as president of the World Jewish Congress since 2007. An international philanthropist, investor, art collector, and former public servant, Lauder also demonstrates his deep commitment to his Judaism through a wide range of other philanthropic endeavors that reach around the world.

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The Executive Committee of the World Jewish Congress conducts the affairs of the WJC in accordance with the decisions of the Plenary Assembly and Governing Board. The body, led by WJC President Ronald S. Lauder, consists of the WJC senior lay leadership, as well as the presidents of the largest Jewish communities around the world, and representatives of other WJC-affiliated communities and organizations, and meets at least bi-annually.

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Our mission

The mission of the World Jewish Congress is to foster the unity and represent the interests of the Jewish people, and to ensure the continuity and development of its religious, spiritual, cultural, and social heritage.

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